Enriching the lives of our community’s students

About EESF

The Essex Elementary School Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1996, to supplement public education in our community by supporting the school’s strategic vision to engage all students in a rigorous and collaborative education program. We are committed to enriching the lives of our community’s students.

Our Mission

Essex Elementary School Foundation’s primary goal is to enhance student achievement through investments in innovative curriculum and rigorous academic programming that allow students to explore dynamic pathways of interest. Each year, we allocate at least 5% of the EESF endowment for new programming through grants to the school.


Thanks for participating in our Annual Appeal “Find the Stem Elements”.
Did you find all of the hidden STEM elements from the Stem Lab mural included on the post card? Here are 8 of the elements revealed below:

Your donations help support programs like these.


EESF offers many exciting grant opportunities for supplemental enrichment programs and projects. Some grants include World Cultures Programs, Historian in Residence, iPad Labs, Summer Math Passport Program, Transportation to High Hopes, Engineering with LEGOS, Readers Aloud & 3D Printer/Makerspace.

View all grants

For information on directed gifts/estate planning
please email president@essexesf.org

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Or mail to:
Essex Elementary School Foundation
PO Box 882, Essex, CT 06426